Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Where is then the blessedness ye spake of? for I bear you record, that, if it had been possible, ye would have plucked out your own eyes, and have given them to me.
in order that
in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles, so that we would receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
But each one must
examine his own work, and then he will have reason for boasting in regard to himself alone, and not in regard to another.
Those on the rocky soil are those who, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no firm root; they believe for a while, and in time of temptation fall away.
just as David also speaks of the blessing on the man to whom God credits righteousness apart from works:
through whom also we have
obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand; and we exult in hope of the glory of God.
Now may the God of hope fill you with all
joy and peace in believing, so that you will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
For I testify about them that they have
a zeal for God, but not in accordance with knowledge.
2 Corinthians 8:3
For I testify that
according to their ability, and beyond their ability, they gave of their own accord,
For I testify for him that he has
a deep concern for you and for those who are in Laodicea and Hierapolis.